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You Throw Like a Girl

Rachele Alpine · Aladdin
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Miss Congeniality meets She's the Man in this hilarious M!X novel about a girl torn between competing in a beauty pageant and playing on the boy's baseball team.Gabby's summer vacation isn't shaping up to be that great. Her dad was just deployed overseas, and Gabby is staying...
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Beyond Lucky

Sarah Aronson · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

Ari Fish believes in two things: his hero-Wayne Timcoe, the greatest soccer goalie to ever come out of Somerset Valley-and luck. So when Ari finds a rare and valuable Wayne Timcoe trading card, he's sure his luck has changed for the better. Especially when he's picked to be the starting...
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Say It Ain't So

Josh Berk · Random House Children's Books
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

Lenny, Mike, and Other Mike are back in school for the glory that is seventh grade, and this year, Mike is determined to make catcher on the middle-school team. When Mike's hard work pays off and he wins the coveted postition, Lenny is a little jealous, but he'll settle for being...
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Sliding Into Home

Dori Hillestad Butler
Format: Paperback

An adolescent girl learns that realizing a dream requires a good deal more than stubborn, steely resolve as she risks everything to follow her heart. IT'S NOT FAIR! Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. She loves to watch it, read about it, and, most of
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Thank you, Jackie Robinson

Barbara Cohen

A fatherless white boy, who shares with an old black man an enthusiasm for the Brooklyn Dodgers and first baseman, Jackie Robinson, takes a ball autographed by Jackie to his elderly friend's death bed.
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Top of the Order

John Coy · Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 182
Format: Print book

Jackson's parents are divorced and his mother has started dating. Gig's dad is in the National Guard and has been called up to serve in the Middle East. Isaac's dad wants him to go to a different middle school than all his friends. Diego is the new kid in school, a power-hitter who works...
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A Diamond in the Desert

Kathryn Fitzmaurice · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

For Tetsu, baseball is so much more than just a game On December 6, 1941, Tetsu is a twelve-year-old California boy who loves baseball. On December 7, 1941, everything changes. The bombing of Pearl Harbor means Tetsus Japanese-American family will be relocated to an internment camp. Gila...
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Football Hero

Tim Green · HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 297
Format: Print book

Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college - and is being courted...
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Pinch Hit

Tim Green · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Trevor and Sam look alike. But their lives couldn't be more different.Trevor is a movie star, living the Hollywood life in a huge mansion with his own limo, pool, and bowling alley. There's nothing he doesn't have except the one thing he wants most: to play baseball for real.Sam...
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Rivals: A Baseball Great Novel

Tim Green · HarperCollins; 1 edition
Format: Book

Cooperstown! Josh is thrilled when all his hard training pays off in a big way and his team, the Titans, makes it to a national tournament in Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More is on the line for Josh than just a trophy. Winning would mean everything to his dad—now...
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Deep Zone

Tim Green · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

In the deep zone, even the very best player can find it impossible to beat a foe who's hungry and waiting. . . . Troy White can predict a play before it happens. Star quarterback on his state football team, Troy's a natural for the 7-on-7 tournament that's being held at the Super...
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Pinch Hit

Tim Green · HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover

Trevor and Sam look alike. But their lives couldn't be more different.Trevor is a movie star, living the Hollywood life in a huge mansion with his own limo, pool, and bowling alley. There's nothing he doesn't have except the one thing he wants most: to play baseball for real.Sam...
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Two Hot Dogs with Everything

Paul Haven

The Sluggers are a baseball team whose past is filled with hundreds of defeats and near misses. Year after year, they play the kind of baseball that challenges the most faithful of fans. But when it comes to Slugger supporters, there's a whole other category. Die-hard fans who re
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I Smell Like Ham

Betty Hicks

Boys, basketball, barf -- the pefect middle grade novel! Nick wants to convince the coach that he's a point guard, get rid of Dwayne-the-dork, and stop missing his mother. But that's tough to do when he can't keep the ball way from Carson Jones, the dork is his stepbrother, the ho
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Baseball Fever

Johanna Hurwitz
Format: Paperback

Ezra Feldman, almost ten, likes baseball more than anything else in the world. But his father cannot understand why his son would rather rot his brains watching men swinging big wooden sticks than read a book or play chess. Can an unwanted car trip, a grumpy old professor, and a s
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The Contract

Derek Jeter · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 151
Format: Hardcover

The debut book in the Jeter Publishing imprint, The Contract is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.As a young boy, Derek Jeter dreams of being the shortstop for the New York Yankees. He even imagines himself in the World...
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Out of Left Field

ELLEN KLAGES · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field!Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible,...
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Molly Gets Mad

Suzy Kline · Putnam's
Pages: 71
Format: Print book

Surprise-Molly's in trouble again! Molly Zander and her best friend Morty get more surprises than they bargained for on their "surprise" class trip to the town's brand-new ice rink. Everyone tries to guess the secret destination, but when they get to the rink, Molly finds...
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Haunting at Home Plate

David Patneaude · A. Whitman
Pages: 181
Format: Print book

Nelson just wants to play baseball and maybe, one day, realize his dream of pitching. Then his manager is suspended and two players leave the team. On top of that, it seems that the park where the team practices may be haunted.
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Dog Steals Home, A

Kathleen Schrenk · Pelican Publishing Company
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Step up to the plate for an unforgettable adventure! Zach Stewart's life has never been more complicated. Between preparing for the arrival of his baby brother ("the little lizard") and keeping up with the baseball team, Zach can hardly catch his breath. All he really wants...
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Stealing Home

Ellen Schwartz

It is 1947 and Yankee fever grips the Bronx. Nine-year-old Joey Sexton joins the neighborhood kids who flock to the park to team up and play. However, Joey is of mixed race and his skin is lighter than the other kids'. He is seldom picked.When Joey's mother dies, he is sen
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Surfer Dog

Elizabeth Spurr

Pete loves surfing above all else-until he meets a stray black Lab whose obsession matches Pete's own. Blackie is a champion bodysurfer with a knack for catching the best waves at just the right moment. With Blackie at his side, Pete's surfing really improves. He even has a chanc
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String Music

Rick Telander · Cricket Books/Marcato; 1st edition
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Robby Denwood is an 11-year-old on a losing streak. Obsessed with basketball, he worships J.J., the NBA superstar of the mighty Thunder. Unfortunately, Robby is himself a terrible player, benched for all of his school team’s games. After one hard day on the practice field, Robby decides...
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The Roar of the Crowd: Winning Season #1

Rich Wallace · Viking Juvenile
Format: Paperback

It's Manny's first football season with the Hudson City Hornets and he's determined to get in the game and not warm the bench. Problem is, Manny's not a big guy and when he tries to tackle the offense, he's the one who ends up on the ground. Coach isn't too pleased,...
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Sports Camp

Rich Wallace · Yearling
Format: Print book

Riley feels like the smallest kid at sports camp. In fact, he is. He just turned eleven in April, but most kids here are twelve, and a few are even thirteen—and gigantic. It’s hard enough for a shrimp like Riley to fit in. He just doesn’t want to be the weak link as his bunk...
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The Rookie Bookie

L. Jon Wertheim · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids.
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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook

IVA MARIE PALMER · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Dear fans of Dork Diaries and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life - meet your new favorite kid-next-door hero! Gabby Garcia an overly confident baseball-obsessed sport nut who's going to win your heart.If life were a baseball game, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia would be having her Best....
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Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook

IVA MARIE PALMER · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Dear fans of Dork Diaries and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life - meet your new favorite kid-next-door hero! Gabby Garcia an overly confident baseball-obsessed sport nut who's going to win your heart.If life were a baseball game, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia would be having her Best....
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